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October 22, 2021
rainbow quilt finish from Making A Lather

 I took 2 years of sewing with the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy to make the pieces for this single  Irish chain by melissa correy. I made the 4 patches in 2019, and the sashings in 2020 according to the color of the month. The top was a top in  November 2020. It was an easy, unstressful pattern, and then, it was a great quilt.

I used a light gray sheet for the back, and natural white thread. I made a scrappy binding and attached it by machine. I used a paisley pantograph for the quilting. It's 84 ...

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June 11, 2021
Flower Chain Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

In 1825, 14-year-old Jane Valentine started an Irish Chain quilt. Five years and 10,092 blocks later, her quilt was finally complete. 

According to the National Museum of American History, Jane used 130 different cotton prints and a plain white background that is quilted “6 stitches per inch with a flower motif.” 

(Keep in mind, every one of those tiny stitches was done by hand. No wonder it took 5 years!)

This week Jenny whipped up a new version of the Irish Chain based on our quick and easy Irish Change pattern. The addition of a sweet little flower block ...

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February 25, 2021
Pretty Irish Chain with Applique from Night Owl Quilting


When Lori sent a photo of this quilt top asking for custom quilting (and especially feathers), I couldn't wait for it to get to the top of my list!

The recipient of this quilt loves feathers and more traditional quilting, so feathers wreaths were the request for the open white spaces.

I added continuous curves in the chain section, and because of the white in all the prints, I was able to use white thread for all the quilting.

The pretty flower details in the border were all hand appliqued.  I stitched around the applique and added a simple ...

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December 5, 2020
Irish Chain Quilt - Tutorial from Quiltmanufaktur

Dieses Jahr fiel es mir erstaunlich schwer, mich mit der Weihnachts Dekokration für den Laden zu beschäftigen. Die rechte Stimmung will einfach nicht aufkommen. Geht euch das auch so? Was ein Glück gibt es Pinterest! Ich bin ja begeisterte Sammlerin von Pins mit Quiltmustern, die ich einfach schön finde oder mal irgendwann sogar machen will. Auf der Suche nach einen passenden Quilt bin ich dort auf das klassische Muster Irish Chain gestoßen; nicht kompliziertes, aber schön anzuschauen!

Als ich den Quilt während seiner Entstehung und dann auch fertig auf Instagram gezeigt habe, wurde ich gefragt, ob es dafür vielleicht eine ...

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December 1, 2020
to do: one monthly goal from Making A Lather

It's December already. We had a few snow drops, yesterday, as it threatens to be winter. I made it to the gym three times last week, and, I went yesterday. So far, no problems. I know it is time to set new goals for the month for my quilting. I still feel a little sluggish from the change of time zones. So, I think I will keep it simple and plan on finishing a quilt that is ready to be quilted. If I get more done than that ...yippee.

I want to complete traffic jam

ready to quilt

I ...

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November 21, 2020
irish webbed from Making A Lather

 I webbed the Irish chain quilt at retreat last week. This was one of my rainbow scrap challenge projects. I have worked on it for 2 years.

I spent this week pinning rows and sewing the  top together. It is ready for a back and some binding.

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November 14, 2020
zigging from Making A Lather

I had one last row to do for the row by row quilt.  I dug out turquoise scraps and cut 3 1/2 inch hsts. I made the row, and, started joining rows. 

I pieced the top, cut the back, and prepared the binding. It is waiting a turn on the longarm.

All ready to quilt

I am looking to finish webbing the Irish chain quilt at retreat today. I worked on it yesterday, and started webbing the top. I am a little worried that I am too nosy to be working on something that needs a little more attention ...

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September 26, 2020
red irish chain block from Making A Lather

The red blocks for my Irish chain quilt are ready, and, all I need are the yellows. I have worked on this quilt over the last two years for the rainbow scrap challenge. The first year, I did the 4 patches, and, this year, I am making the blocks.

This was a friend Linda's quilt - smith mountain morning -in red and brown. We took the Bonnie hunter class together in Lafayette. Mine was gray and yellow. I quilted hers in red.

I have started putting the joining the rainbow row x row quilt, and finished the 2nd red row ...

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September 15, 2020
to do: catch up from Making A Lather

I didn't get this purple group of blocks posted last month, during purple at the rainbow scrap challenge. These blocks are part of my rainbow irish chain, that, I have been adding to each month since last year. Last year, I made the 4 patches, and, this year, I am making the bigger block. I was inspired by this quilt.

There have been several months that I did not need to work on it, as the colors for the month were not in my quilt. As we get closer to the finish ( I only need yellow), I am wondering ...

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June 19, 2020
Irish Chain Quilts from Quilt Collection M.

Der Irish Chain Quilt Along ist schon ein paar Monate vorbei und erst jetzt komme ich dazu etwas zu meinem fertigen Irish Chain Quilt zu schreiben. Der Quilt Along ging von Anfang Januar bis Ende Februar. Es war ein Quilt Along wie ein Wirbelsturm und erfahrungsgemäß ist das auch immer gut so. Jede Woche kam eine neue Anleitung von Amber à la Gigi´s Thimble. Das klappt bei mir immer super. Vor lauter Begeisterung über das schöne klassische Muster habe ich direkt zwei Irish Chain Quilts gestartet: Einen in scrappy und einen in zweifarbig. Über den Beginn habe ich hier ...

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May 6, 2020
Create a Classic – 5 Easy Quilt Patterns Inspired by Classic Quilt Designs from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Take Flight Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Nothing beats a classic. The master level quilts that our grandmothers once stitched by hand with precision and care have never been easier to recreate with modern methods. Many of these patterns are surprisingly simply with just a little effort and dedication, but why take our word for it when you can find out on your own!

Thanks to Jenny Doan’s incredible quilt tutorials and patterns, these five time-honored traditional quilts can grace your home as you pass down the gift of quilting to the next generation of makers! Where there’s a quilt, there’s a way!

Happy ...

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March 28, 2020
irish chain quilt from Making A Lather

This week I worked on the rainbow irish chain blocks for the rainbow scrap challenge. I have been able to stay current with this quilt.

I found some little bits of teal/ aqua that I made into more of my little blocks.

I think I have everything done for March in teal /aqua, and I am ready for a new color.

My rainbow projects for 2020 with links:
 Irish chain
row by row
scraptastic star
country road

I am linking to:

rsc20 super saturday

oh scrap

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March 6, 2020
Irish Change Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Irish Change Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

The Irish Chain is one of my favorite classic quilts, but Jenny’s Irish Change is even better!

The Irish Change Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.
  • This quilt was designed for pretty fabric. The 10-inch squares are left uncut, so favorite prints can really shine!
  • This quilt is HUGE! At 101 inches square, it’s the perfect size for a queen bed! 
  • This quilt is delightfully quick & easy! The secret? All those criss crossing “chains” are made with simple strip sets!
The Irish Change Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.
Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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February 8, 2020
a bit of orange from Making A Lather

I am using a new ironing philosophy to see if I like the end results better. I have more twisted seams than I would like at the final stages of a quilt top. I am going to wait until I piece the top to really iron my blocks. I want to see if waiting until the end helps me nest the seams better when joining blocks. So the pictures of blocks will look a little wonky when I share. Who knows, maybe all I will learn is that I have only postponed the inevitable.

I was surprised how quickly I ...

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January 11, 2020
irish chain and green from Making A Lather

Last year, for the rainbow scrap challenge, I made 4 patches for an Irish chain quilt, This year, I am adding the sashing units to make the whole block.

I made 8 of green. When I laid the squares out for the photo, one was missing in with another project, but, I found the sneaky little thing.

I will work on this quilt according to the color of the month.

My rainbow projects for 2020 with links:
 Irish chain
row by row
scraptastic star

And I am still working on the quote quilt from last year.

I am linking ...

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January 9, 2020
2020 - Was steht denn an? from Quilt Collection M.

May hatte eine To do Liste für Quilter herumgeschickt und gefragt, wer denn so etwas führt. Ich war eine derjenigen, die das nicht so gerne machen und wenn, dann halte ich mich nicht dran.

May has a to-do-list and asked who also works with lists. I was one of those who do not like lists and if I have one I do not the things that are on the list.Well here are some of my UFOs that I want to finish  in 2020. But there are also many new quilt alongs that I definitely have to watch or even ...

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January 4, 2020
rainbow challenge goals from Making A Lather

Last year I made the 4 patches for an Irish chain quilt. This year, I will make the chaining pieces as part of my rainbow challenge quilt.

I have a new quilt I want to start called shine. photo from pinterest. It's a moda bakeshop free pattern.

I have 7 scraptastic stars which doesn't make a quilt, yet.

And a new row by row pattern. And, January, we are starting with green and the hardest row.

And I want to work at putting my quote quilt together
and who knows
I am linking to:

rsc19 super saturday ...

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December 7, 2019
rsc rainbow from Making A Lather

Just in time for the rainbow scrap challenge check in, I have a rainbow top finished. It was so fun to see the chain come together as I sewed the rows. Each of the color parts are strips and crumbs sewn together to make "fabric". It is called end of the rainbow.

Rainbow quilts take a whole year to percolate. Every month, it takes one color, and, then, after many colors, it is ready to reveal itself.

I am linking to:

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November 30, 2019
rainbow scraps from Making A Lather

I needed the last color to finish putting the Irish chain quilt together. But, with the end of the year, I have lost momentum on the rainbow quilts.
I am guessing, I am concerned with getting all wips for the year nestled in their winter homes for the wait for the start of a new year and new goals. It's a myth I still believe, that January first all the ufos disappear into a happier place, and I can just start any old thing I want..... again.... shhh don't tell me...
I had a time to get the ...

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